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AARP Public Policy Inst paper on dementia caregiving

posted Mon, Sep 11, 2017   by AARP Public Policy Institute

The demands, stress, and health toll on family caregivers is immense, and dementia caregiving is particularly demanding. This paper from the AARP Public Plicy Institute examines evidence-based caregiver supportive services for family caregivers of persons living with dementia, and highlights several programs that have been shown to improve one or more aspects of the quality of life of family caregivers and can be implemented in local communities. This paper also summarizes positive program outcomes and identifies common characteristics of these successful caregiver programs and services. Lastly, the paper recommends ways to improve the evidence base and address identified barriers to enable families to access effective support services where they live.


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